It's nice to be well-liked by your students, but there's such a thing as being a just little too cool for your own good.
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November 12, 2010
November 09, 2010
A program that brings babies to the classroom to encourage students' empathy could help solve the nation's bullying problem.
November 03, 2010
It's dark outside and a student has stayed late to help you. Should you give her a ride home? One blogger says it's a "no-brainer."
October 26, 2010
Just in case you weren't aware: Our Teacher book club discussion of Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe is going on all this week. I'm biased, of course, but it's a pretty powerful discussion so farone that really takes you up close to th...
October 25, 2010
Young adult African-American males interviewed by the St. Petersburg Times reveal some common themes about their school days: They recall feeling disenfranchised, trapped in stereotyped roles, and lacking in meaningful connections with their teachers and other adults. "I feel like I intimidate mos...
October 22, 2010
The president takes a moment to reach out to gay students who have been bullied: "You didn't do anything to deserve to being bullied. And there's a whole world waiting for you filled with possibilities." Watch:
October 21, 2010
NYC Educator says that it's not even close to worth the risk for teachers to friend their students on Facebook: I don't friend students on Facebook, and I'd advise you not to do so either. Simply having done that could potentially bolster a false claim against you. Now that there's no rubber room...
October 21, 2010
A Cincinnati public school took three vanloads of voting-age students to the polls during school hours and gave them sample ballots--which only showed Democratic candidates.
October 08, 2010
Students at a New Jersey high school used Facebook to organize a protest of what they call a filthy, unsafe school environment.
October 06, 2010
With the new school year in full swing, a number of school systems are experimenting with creative new methods to curb negative student behavior.